Advantages of Pool Chemical Feeders

by Pool Builders on 02-29-2012 in Articles

Maintaining and achieving water chemistry is important to keep your pool water healthy and clean. The water quality can become poor if algae, bacteria and other contaminants harbor. Chemical imbalance also causes the liner walls and above pool components to prematurely breakdown and corrode.

In or above-ground pool needs to be kept as swim-ready water and this is rightly done using pool chemical feeders as they are efficient and quick in distributing bromine or chlorine. The feeders are in three types, floating, in-line and off-line. Pool feeder comes with its own benefits and reduces work for a spa owner. The days are gone when chemicals were mixed to large buckets and were added slowly into the pool. Now, the chemical feeders for pools come with sticks, tabs or powder is easily distributed into the water in right amounts to work. These pool feeders really play a very important role in the maintenance of your pool.

Floating Feeders - This type of feeder is an enclosed system and is simple to use. Filling with bromine tablets or dissolving chlorine tablet in the pool automatically dispenses in the water. Floating feeders are ideal for in and above ground pools.

Benefits:
• User friendly
• Affordable
• No plumbing or wires required

In-Line Feeders- In-line chemical feeders are incorporated to your existing pool plumbing. The water passes through the feeders plumbing system and is chemically treated. In-line feeders are in and above ground compatible pools.

Benefits:
• No manual chemical handling
• Bulk feeders eliminate work of the owner of a pool

Off-Line Chemical Feeders - These are ideal for existing pool and in this the chemicals are dispensed into the pool water using two small hoses connecting the feeder to its existing plumbing PVC pipe.

Benefits:
• Decreases handling chemicals manually
• Bulk feeders keeps the pool owner away from work
• Affordable than in-line chemical feeders

Useful Hints:
• Avoid plumbing in-line feeders in a pool into copper pipes as chemical corrosions may occur.
• It is best to install the chemical feeders in the downstream of the pool heater and need to be the last component for the water to be returned to the pool.
• Adding chemicals as per the manufacturers instruction is recommended, else it can result in explosion or fire.
• ORP represents Oxidation Reduction Potential. This helps in measuring oxidizing capacity in the pool water. OPR indicates bacterial quality of the water and is usually legally ordered in the pools, especially commercial pools.

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